Vientiane, (Lao PDR) - 15 April 2010 Kita, 28, simply shatters stereotypes. Wearing a bright smile over a muscular body, Kita often uses words like "motivated", "skill" and "opportunity". The motivation: a one-year employment contract with Eurotech, long-established garment company in Vientiane. The skill: screen printing. The opportunity: vocational training at the Somsanga Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Vientiane...[ Read More ]



Vientiane, (Lao PDR) - 6 April 2010 The National Assembly of the Lao PDR held a semi-annual intersession programme from 30 March through 2 April 2010 in Pakxan, Bolikhamxay Province. The programme was attended by more than 100 legislators, NA staff members, Government officials, UN staff members, and representatives from diplomatic corps and other development partners. ....[ Read More ]



Vientiane, (Lao PDR) - 24 March 2010 - Income Generation & Marketing (IGM) has become an increasingly vital component of UNODC's Alternative Development assistance to the Lao PDR.
IGM activity has proven to be highly effective in improving villagers' living conditions and increasing household incomes, particularly in settings where subsistence agriculture is gradually being complemented by an evolving cash economy. In the context of UNODC's Alternative Development and Sustainable Livelihoods approach, IGM activity - coupled...[ Read More ]